The links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in Chronicling America. You can explore the topic of the "silent protest parade of 1917" further using the following search strategies:
Use the following terms in combination, proximity, or as a phrase: anti-lynching, East St. Louis Massacre, East St. Louis riot, NAACP, negro, negro protest, race riot, silent march, silent parade, silent protest, silent march parade, silent protest parade, W.E.B. DuBois
Be aware that the riot is sometimes referred to as the: East St. Louis Massacre and the East St. Louis Riot
It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for particular event in order to narrow your results.
To narrow your results for this topic, search between July 1 - October 17, 1917.